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Briggs School District is now pre-enrolling students for the 2020-21 school year!

 

Please visit the Enrollment page on the Briggs or Olivelands website for more information!

May 29, 2020
Dear Briggs School District families,

We hope this message finds you and your family well. The Briggs School District administration and staff would like to acknowledge and show appreciation to all of the families that have endured during this difficult time in our lives.  As parents ourselves, we understand the patience and commitment it takes to help our students through changes in life, let alone a whole new way of schooling!  We can’t thank the parent community enough for your commitment to ensuring your children are completing their assignments to the best of their ability.  Please know that we are here to help.  Our teachers are committed to meeting the ongoing needs of our students in any way we can reach them.  That includes via postcards, emails, phone calls, zoom meetings, Instagram, texting and Facebook to name some. 

As we begin to close out the school year in a new unconventional way, we would like to provide a few updates.

Measure K Bond Project
As you may have noticed if you have passed by Briggs School, our Briggs Playground and Parking Lot Measure K Bond project is well under way.  Unfortunately, the front of the building is off limits due to construction.  However, when we do return to school we will have a new front sidewalk that is ADA accessible, 12 more parking spaces for parents and staff, a new playground with a regulation basketball court, a new reading courtyard with benches that will be adjacent to rooms 1 and 2, new lunch tables for the students and new water fountains. 

Recognition of the Class of 2020
Not only has this pandemic caused disruption for the school year to end abruptly but, it has changed the way we will celebrate our 8th graders. We will provide our 8th graders with a wonderful send off as they transition into their high school years, though it will look different, it will still be meaningful nonetheless. All 8th grade parents will receive a separate notice with information on the 8th grade class recognition.  Congratulations to all Briggs 8th grade students and their families on this great accomplishment.   

Olivelands will be providing yard signs and certificates for all kindergarten and fourth grade students on Monday, June 8th from 3:00 – 6:00 at Olivelands School.  Please follow social distancing guidelines by staying in your cars at all times.  A reminder notice will be going home soon. 

Registration for the 2020-2021 School Year
If you did not have an opportunity to enroll your TK/Kindergartener or any other grade level, you now have two options.  1)  Go to the Enrollment page on the Briggs or Olivelands website to start the process online. 2)  Call the school offices and leave a message for the school secretary to call you back to make an appointment by phone for registration.  Olivelands School 805 933-2254, Briggs School 805 525-7151.

Distance Learning Summer School
July 6 – Aug 5 (19 days- 4 days a week) Distance learning will primarily focus on math and reading skills for the current grade level and will be by invitation only and based on recommendations from the teachers. If there are additional openings we will fill the spots on a first come first served basis.  Summer School teachers will identify one hour per day of office hours and students will be expected to check in and/or participate in class activities. The maximum time commitment for students is five hours per week.     

Next school year….
I know everyone is wondering about what next school year will look like. I wish I had the answers to provide you in this newsletter.  I can tell you that we want to have all of the teachers reunited with the students. Our goal is to return to in-person teaching as soon as it is safe to do so.  We are still waiting on appropriate guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Governor Newsom, the State Superintendent and Ventura County Public Health.  We are currently looking at various scenarios of learning models based on guidance from the CDC for school reopening.  We anticipate the California Department of Education will create state guidelines now that the CDC guidelines are available.  Ideas include but are not limited to:
 Limit the number of students on campus to 50% of normal.

  1. Divide all classes into two equal groups: one would come to school on Monday and Wednesday, the other on Tuesday and Thursday.
  2. All teachers provide each group with two days of direct instruction and support, and three days of assignments to complete at home each week. Middle schools could also implement a block schedule to reduce passing periods and lower the frequency of touches in each classroom.
  3. Provide take-home meals for each eligible student before they leave each day.

Again, these are just ideas at this point. More information will be forthcoming as we learn more. 

Technology in 2020-2021
The Briggs Board of Trustees recently approved the purchase of 250 Chromebooks for the fifth through eighth grade students at Briggs School to be used at school and home.   There is a plan to continue to purchasing Chromebooks yearly until we are 1 to 1.  In the meantime, we hope to provide our current laptops as a temporary solution at the elementary level moving forward.

July Summer packet 
Normally you would receive a July summer packet from us with information about the upcoming school year.  This will be delayed due to the pandemic situation and once decisions regarding next year have been made you will be updated. 

We are working to be flexible and considerate of everyone's situation and at the same time we want to provide safety to all of our families and staff. Again, thank you for your patience.

We will be in touch again next soon with additional updates as more information becomes available.

Ms. Cuevas
Superintendent

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

29 de Mayo de 2020

Estimadas familias del Distrito Escolar de Briggs:

Esperamos que este mensaje los encuentre bien a usted y a su familia. La administración y el personal del Distrito Escolar de Briggs desean agradecer y mostrar agradecimiento a todas las familias que han sufrido durante este momento difícil en nuestras vidas. Como padres, entendemos la paciencia y el compromiso que se necesita para ayudar a nuestros estudiantes a través de cambios en la vida, ¡mucho menos una nueva forma de escolarizar! No podemos agradecer lo suficiente a la comunidad de padres por su compromiso de garantizar que sus hijos completen sus tareas lo mejor que puedan. Por favor, sepa que estamos aquí para ayudarlo. Nuestros maestros están comprometidos a satisfacer las necesidades continuas de nuestros estudiantes de cualquier manera que podamos alcanzarlos. Eso incluye a través de postales, correos electrónicos, llamadas telefónicas, reuniones de Zoom, Instagram, mensajes de texto y Facebook, por nombrar algunos.

A medida que comenzamos a cerrar el año escolar de una manera nueva y poco convencional, nos gustaría ofrecer algunas actualizaciones.

Proyecto de Medida K Bond
Como habrán notado si han pasado por la escuela Briggs, nuestro proyecto de mejorar al patio de recreo y el estacionamiento por Medida K Bond está en marcha. Desafortunadamente, el frente del edificio está fuera de los límites debido a la construcción. Sin embargo, cuando regresemos a la escuela tendremos una nueva banqueta delantera que es accesible para la ADA, 12 espacios de estacionamiento más para padres y personal, un nuevo patio de recreo con una cancha de baloncesto reglamentaria, un nuevo patio de lectura con bancos que serán adyacentes a las habitaciones. 1 y 2, nuevas mesas de almuerzo para los estudiantes y nuevas fuentes de agua.

Reconocimiento de la clase de 2020
Esta pandemia no solo ha causado interrupciones para que el año escolar termine abruptamente, sino que ha cambiado la forma en que celebraremos a nuestros alumnos de octavo grado. Proporcionaremos a nuestros alumnos de octavo grado una despedida maravillosa a medida que hacen la transición a sus años de escuela secundaria, aunque se verá diferente, aún así será significativo. Todos los padres de 8º grado recibirán un aviso por separado con información sobre el reconocimiento de clase de 8º grado. Felicitaciones a todos los estudiantes de octavo grado de Briggs y sus familias por este gran logro.

Olivelands proporcionará carteles y certificados de patio para todos los estudiantes de jardín de infantes y cuarto grado el lunes 8 de junio de 3:00 a 6:00 en la escuela Olivelands. Siga las pautas de distanciamiento social permaneciendo en sus automóviles en todo momento. Pronto se enviará a casa un aviso recordatorio.

Inscripción para el año escolar 2020-2021
Si no tuvo la oportunidad de inscribir a su TK / Kindergartener o cualquier otro nivel de grado, ahora tiene dos opciones. 1) Vaya a la página de Inscripción en el sitio web de Briggs o Olivelands para comenzar el proceso en línea. 2) Llame a las oficinas de la escuela y deje un mensaje para que la secretaria de la escuela le devuelva la llamada y haga una cita por teléfono para registrarse. Olivelands School 805 933-2254, Briggs School 805 525-7151.

Escuela de verano a distancia
6 de julio - 5 de agosto (19 días- 4 días a la semana)
El aprendizaje a distancia se enfocará principalmente en las habilidades de matemáticas y lectura para el nivel de grado actual y será solo por invitación y en base a las recomendaciones de los maestros. Si hay vacantes adicionales, llenaremos los espacios por orden de llegada. Los maestros de la escuela de verano identificarán una hora por día de horario de oficina y se espera que los estudiantes se registren y/o participen en las actividades de clase. El compromiso de tiempo máximo para los estudiantes es de cinco horas por semana.

El próximo año escolar ...
Sé que todos se preguntan cómo será el próximo año escolar. Desearía tener las respuestas para proporcionarle en este boletín. Les puedo decir que queremos que todos los maestros se reúnan con los estudiantes. Nuestro objetivo es volver a la enseñanza en persona tan pronto como sea seguro hacerlo. Todavía estamos esperando la orientación adecuada de los Centros para el Control de Enfermedades (CDC), el Gobernador Newsom, el Superintendente del Estado y la Salud Pública del Condado de Ventura. Actualmente estamos analizando varios escenarios de modelos de aprendizaje basados ​​en la orientación de los CDC para la reapertura escolar. Anticipamos que el Departamento de Educación de California creará pautas estatales ahora que las pautas de los CDC están disponibles. Las ideas incluyen pero no se limitan a:
 Limite el número de estudiantes en el campus al 50% de lo normal.

  1. Divida todas las clases en dos grupos iguales: uno iría a la escuela los lunes y miércoles, el otro los martes y jueves.
  2. Todos los maestros proporcionan a cada grupo dos días de instrucción directa y apoyo, y tres días de tareas para completar en casa cada semana. Las escuelas intermedias también podrían implementar un horario de bloque para reducir los períodos de aprobación y disminuir la frecuencia de toques en cada salón de clases.
  3. Proporcione comidas para llevar a casa para cada estudiante elegible antes de irse cada día.

Nuevamente, estas son solo ideas en este momento. Tendremos más información a medida que aprendamos más.

Tecnología en 2020-2021
La Mesa Directiva de Briggs aprobó recientemente la compra de 250 Chromebooks para los estudiantes de quinto a octavo grado en la Escuela Briggs para usar en la escuela y el hogar. Hay un plan para continuar comprando Chromebooks anualmente hasta que tengamos 1 a 1. Mientras tanto, esperamos proporcionar nuestras computadoras portátiles actuales como una solución temporal en el nivel primario en el futuro.

Paquete de verano de julio
normalmente, recibirían un paquete de verano de julio con información sobre el próximo año escolar. Esto se retrasará debido a la situación de pandemia y una vez que se hayan tomado las decisiones con respecto al próximo año, se lo actualizará.

Estamos trabajando para ser flexibles y considerados con la situación de todos y al mismo tiempo queremos brindar seguridad a todas nuestras familias y al personal. De nuevo, gracias por su paciencia.

Pronto nos pondremos en contacto con actualizaciones adicionales a medida que haya más información disponible.

Ms. Cuevas
Superintendente

 

The California Department of Social Services is supporting Parents Anonymous in the launch of the new California Parent and Youth Helpline, which provides support and resource referrals to parent and youth during the current COVID-19 pandemic.  We are requesting your assistance in promoting the helpline by sharing the below information with your contacts and placing the logo on relevant websites:

The California Parent and Youth Helpline provides support and resource referrals to parent and youth during the current COVID-19 pandemic, 7-days a week from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.  Call or text 1-855-4APARENT (855-427-2736) for services in English, Spanish and other languages.  For more information, please visit: https://caparentyouthhelpline.org/

The Ventura County Family Justice Center remains ready to assist victims of domestic violence.......

El Condado de Ventura Centro de Familia Justicia se mantiene listo para asistir a víctimas de violencia doméstica.......

What is VC P-20 Council?

The Ventura County P-20 Council (VP P-20) is a group of key decision makers from education, business, parent organizations, government and community agencies who bring together partners throughout the region to promote and to support the strengthening of educational and career pathways from pre-school (P) through college and post secondary/career (20).

To learn more on VC P-20 go to www.vcp20.org

At Briggs School District's regular board meeting held on Wednesday, March 8, 2017, the Board of Trustees adopted Resolution #16-17-06, Recognition of a Safe Zone School District.  Copies of the resolution are posted at each school site for public display.  If you have any questions, please contact Briggs School District at (805) 525-7540.

Recognition of a Safe Zone School District (English)

Reconocimiento de un Distrito Escolar Seguor (Espanol)

NEW! 
Revised Meal Service Plan starting on Monday, April 6th. TWO school sites (Barbara Webster Elementary and Glen City Elementary) will open 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 pm to distribute weekly meals that include 5 days worth of breakfast and lunch staple foods per child. Staple items are based on availability. Some items are Cook at Home and may require limited preparations.  

Supplies are limited and all meals will be distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis. LIMIT 1 BAG PER Child PER WEEK. 

Meals will not be available Tuesday-Friday for pickup starting April 7th.
No identification or proof of school enrollment is required.  Children DO Not Need to be present to pick up meals.


If you struggle to get to one of these Santa Paula locations, please note that additional school districts are also offering meals at no cost. Hueneme, Oxnard Union High School District, Ventura Unified, Oxnard Elementary School District and Rio are all offering meals to community members. For a list of locations, visit
www.vcoe.org/meals

 2020-2021 registration will be postponed.  New date TBD.

               

Briggs School District Board Agendas

Information on Briggs School District board meetings may be found on the Superintendent/Board Page.  Additionally, agendas for upcoming board meetings may be accessed directly by clicking here once the agenda has been published.

2019 - 2020 LCAP Report

 

For further information on LCAP click here

 

 

TITLE IX REGULATIONS
Every school district that receives federal funding is required to designate and/or adequately train at least one employee to coordinate the recipient’s Title IX responsibilities.  Title IX regulations also require the name and contact information of each Title IX Coordinator be made public by the educational institution. The Briggs Elementary School District affirms its commitment to equality of opportunity for all individuals. This commitment requires that no discrimination shall occur regarding admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, any program and activity on the basis of age, race, color, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, citizenship, sex, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, medical condition, religion, or marital status.
Complaints alleging noncompliance with Title IX can be filed by utilizing the Uniform Complaint Procedures (UCP) as identified in California Code of Regulations, Title 5, Sections 4600 et. seq. and Briggs Elementary School District Policy 1312.3 and should be directed to the Title IX Coordinator(s):
Deborah E. Cuevas, (805) 525-7540, dcuevas@briggsesd.org

MOTTO

Rich History...Bright Future

VISION

Our vision is to create a safe and healthy learning community through the partnership of staff, students, and families.  Together, we will foster mutual respect, character development, and academic growth with the goal of life-long learning.

MISSION

The mission of Briggs Elementary School District is to provide a learning environment that will build self-esteem and enable all to achieve academic, physical, and social growth stimulating a desire for life-long learning.